Brown helps the prison guards, stadium plan would give valuable development rights to AEG, county budget talk — plus Austin Beutner, Eric Garcetti, Nate Holden, James O'Keefe and more.
Gov. Brown has given state prison guards a nice perk: unlimited vacation accrual that turns to cash when they leave the job. The guards' union backed Brown's election. LAT
AEG's proposal to bring NFL football to downtown Los Angeles has a little-noticed provision that would transfer valuable development rights from the city to the developer. SGV Tribune
A National Football League team would have to commit to remaining in AEG's proposed downtown stadium for 20 to 30 years for the city to approve the project, chief legislative analyst Gerry Miller told a City Council panel. LAT, LA Biz Observed
Former City Councilman Nate Holden appeared at City Hall on Monday to criticize the stadium project. City Maven
The county's chief executive officer unveiled a $23.3 billion proposed budget Monday that closes a $221 million gap mostly through one-time solutions, while avoiding new furloughs or laying off county workers. Daily Breeze, LAT
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and other agencies could run out of money to complete the San Fernando Valley's Orange Line bus extension and the 405 Freeway widening project because of the state's budget crisis. DN
Much of our budget debate in this state, which centers on taxes, is hot air, says Jpe Mathews: "Pavlov-style, people have been taught to bellyache about taxes, even ones that hurt them so little they don't know how much they are." Prop Zero
Austin Beutner is the most interesting in the uninspired field of possible mayoral candidates so far, writes D.J. Waldie: "Unfortunately for Beutner, who is a man of considerable skill, he has an air of vagueness about him, like all the pleasant businessmen put up for mayor in the 1930s and 1940s by the city's old political machine." SoCal Focus
Sacramento political consultant Rob Stutzman is on the verge of tossing a wrench into Joe and Gavin Maloof's efforts to move the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim. Dan Morain/Bee
City Council President Eric Garcetti is in Washington for an event at the White House. City Maven
Playboy profiles James O'Keefe, the right-wing hidden camera provocateur. Playboy
L.A. Times media critic James Rainey gushes on behalf of the paper over the Pulitzers won Monday. LAT
Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post received a standing ovation at the Richard Nixon museum in Yorba Linda. Politico
James A. Thomson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Rand Corporation in Santa Monica since 1989, announced he will step down from his post in the fall.
Grete Waitz, the Norwegian runner who won nine New York City marathons and the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer. She was 57. Afterword